Mount Angel Letter

“Mount Angel Letter” is published three times a year to share life at Mount Angel Abbey and Seminary with friends and benefactors.

Inside the Current Issue:

  • A winter of honors & celebration
  • Oblates in Rome
  • Priestly & diaconate ordinations
  • Affirmed by God’s call

Fall 2023

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Winter 2022

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Winter 2022

Mount Angel Letter cover Winter 2022Br. Mark Parker, O.S.B.

The Surprise of Lent

Ministry of Presence

Seminarians Live a Life of Service

Fall 2021

Mount Angel Letter Fall 2021The Abbey Art Collection

Celebrating 50
Years of Ministry

Solemn Profession
of Vows


Summer 2021

Mount Angel Letter cover Summer 2021A Year Devoted to St. Joseph

The Ice Storm of 2021

A Renaissance of Deep Reading

Seminary Commencement

Winter 2021

Mount Angel Letter Winter 2021 cover imageThe “Little Flower” of Benedictines

Sacred Art as Spiritual Practice

Seminary Life in a Pandemic

A Gift of Beauty and Peace

Summer 2020

Mount Angel Letter Summer 2020The Cloister in the Age of Coronavirus

Raise a Glass to Reopening

Ordination to the Priesthood

Serving God’s People

Spring 2020

Mount Angel Letter Spring 2020In Memoriam: Fr. Augustine

Young Adult Ministry

Library’s 50th Anniversary

Ministry of Presence

Fall 2019

Mount Angel Letter Fall 2019Lord, Show Me The Way

Rare Manuscripts To Go Online

The Rome Experience

A Time To Give Back

Summer 2019

Mount Angel Letter Summer 2019Monks’ Corner

Seminary Commencement

Guesthouse Reopens

Oblates of Mount Angel Abbey

Winter 2019

Mount Angel Letter winter 2019 coverGenerations in a monastic community

Seeking God in the wilderness

New logo for Mount Angel Abbey!

Fall 2018

Mount Angel Letter cover Fall 2018Monks’ Corner

Milestones along the monastic journey

Benedictine Brewery opens

Forming priests with the heart of Christ

Summer 2018

Mount Angel Letter summer 2018 coverMonks’ Corner

In Memoriam

Reflections on a Pilgrimage

Monks in History of Brewing

Class of 2018 Commencement

Caring for Those You Know

Winter 2018

Mount Angel Letter winter 2018 coverMonks’ Corner

The Bona Opera of Lent in the Monastery

Monk’s Ministry Harmonizes Faith and Science

Abbot Peter Finds New Spiritual Focus in Refugee Camps

Fall 2017

Mount Angel Letter autumn 2017Guesthouse renovation

Brewery update

Community milestones

This seminarian is a cowboy

Summer 2017

Mount Angel Letter summer 2017 coverFr. Cosmas White Laid to Rest

Candles Provide Light, Connection with Monastic Tradition

The Graduating Class of 2017

Winter 2017

Mount Angel Letter winter 2017 cover

Love for Books Leads to Library Career

The Artist’s Eye

Woodwork Provides Time for Reflection

Seminary Celebrates Our Lady of Guadalupe

Fall 2016

Mount Angel Letter autumn 2016 cover

Solemn and Simple Vows at Mount Angel Abbey

He Who Sings Prays Twice

Forming Men for Priesthood of Jesus Christ

Summer Trip to Kenya Shows Theology at Work

Summer 2016

Mount Angel Letter summer 2016 coverVocations bring joy and hope

God’s abundance is found in Abbey garden

Pilgrimage to Holy Land

Mount Angel Seminary 2016 graduating classes

Winter 2016

Mount Angel Letter winter 2016 coverBecoming a Monk

Papal trip changes perspective on priesthood

The Year of Mercy at Mount Angel Abbey and Seminary

Migrant ministry: Pastoral formation in the orchards

Fall 2015

Mount Angel Letter autumn 2015 coverDaughter houses part of Abbey legacy

Mount Angel welcomes new and returning students

Annual Report Insert

God looks at our heart

Ascent of the hill

Priest balances outreach and solitude

Summer 2015

Mount Angel Letter summer 2015 coverThree monks mark Jubilees


Seminarians move forward in their formation

‘We will sing out loud, we will sing out strong’

Invitation from God brings blessings

‘I have simply loved being a human being’

Winter 2015

Mount Angel Letter winter 2015 coverSurprised by the Lord

Six seminarians ordained as deacons

Work as prayer

Monks stage Wheels Parade

Alaskan priest reaches flock by plane, kayak and Twitter

Rest in peace, Abbot Joseph

Fall 2014

Mount Angel Letter autumn 2014 cover‘If you want to be good priests, then continue to be good monks’

Benedictines find God within books

Annual Report Insert

A monk reflects on contemplative reading

Making music for the Lord

‘The Word becomes flesh’ in study of theology

Pedaling for the Priesthood

Summer 2014

Mount Angel Letter summer 2014 coverOur Lady of the Angels elects new prior

Mount Angel Seminary celebrates 125 years

Pastoral formation begins on the Hilltop, ends in the community

The hope of the harvest is in the seed

Scholarship fund inspired by heroic Hungarian priest

Pope Francis appoints Mount Angel alumnus, teacher, as Auxiliary Bishop

Winter 2014

Mount Angel Letter winter 2014 coverNewly professed monk finds his path

New candidates at seminary say ‘yes’ to Lord’s call

Winning soccer team shows spirit

Journeys in prayer

Benedictines find God within books

Remembering Br. Maurus

Hobbit dragon inspires giving

Alumni serve remote rural parishes

Fall 2013

Mount Angel Letter autumn 2013 coverInside the cloister

Donors enable Abbey to provide better care for senior monks

“I simply decided to stay, and I stood”

Annual Report Insert

Library exhibit to showcase rare Abbey gifts

New chair of seminary Pastoral Council hopes to build bridges

Welcome, seminarians and lay students

Monks to produce handcrafted beer at Abbey

Summer 2013

Mount Angel Letter summer 2013 coverCommunity: News about Mount Angel Abbey

Formation: News about Mount Angel Seminary

Fellowship: News for Alumni

Generosity: News for Benefactors and Volunteers

Hospitality: News about Hilltop events

Contemplation: Reflections from the Hilltop

Spring 2013

Mount Angel Letter Spring 2013 coverCommunity: News about Mount Angel Abbey

Called home: May perpetual Light shine upon them, Lord!

Formation: News about Mount Angel Seminary

Fellowship: News for Alumni

Generosity: News for Benefactors and Volunteers

Hospitality: News about Hilltop events

Contemplation: Reflections from the Hilltop